Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2020 were held today with Come From Away, A Very Expensive Poison, Dear Evan Hansen's Sam Tutty and director Jamie Lloyd amongst the winners.

Come From Away musical Phoenix Theatre
The cast of Come From Away. Photo: Matthew Murphy

The winners have been announced in this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.

Best musical went to Come From Away at London’s Phoenix Theatre while the award for best play went to A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

Other winners included actors Andrew Scott, Sharon D Clarke, Juliet Stevenson, Hammed Animashaun and Sam Tutty as well as behind-the-scenes creatives Jamie Lloyd, Tom Scutt, Paule Constable and Jasmine Lee-Jones.

The awards for productions in 2019 were announced this afternoon (11 February) at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Founded in 1989, they are run each year by the drama section of The Critics’ Circle, the organisation for professional theatre critics.

Full list of winners (all productions in London)

Michael Billington Award for Best Play
A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic

Best Musical
Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

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Juliet Stephenson in The Doctor

Best Actress
Sharon D Clarke, Death of a Salesman, Young Vic and Piccadilly Theatre
Juliet Stevenson, The Doctor, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s

Best Actor
Andrew Scott, Present Laughter, Old Vic

Best Director
Jamie Lloyd, Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre and Cyrano de Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre

Sam Tutty Dear Evan Hansen
Sam Tutty in Dear Evan Hansen

Most Promising Newcomer
Sam Tutty, Dear Evan Hansen, Noël Coward Theatre

Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Hammed Animashaun, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bridge Theatre

Jasmine Lee Jones
Jasmine Lee Jones

Most Promising Playwright
Jasmine Lee-Jones, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, Royal Court

Best Designer
Tom Scutt, A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic

Special Award for Services to Theatre
Paule Constable, lighting designer

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